Buyer – Bornem, Belgium

  • Full Time
  • Bornem, Belgium
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
  • Salary: Excellent + Benefits
  • Ref: TP2351

Experienced Buyer required in Bornem, Belgium.

Our client is a global manufacturer and distributor of environment improvement and hygiene products, who due to business growth, requires a Buyer based at their Bornem site, looking after Benelux activities.

Reporting to the Purchasing Manager, the Buyer will be responsible for buying / purchasing / procurement activities in line with department objectives.


Buyer Candidate requirements:

  • Strong commercial acumen
  • Supply chain background with strong understanding of procurement in a product based manufacturing / distribution environment
  • Strong Negotiation skills
  • Demonstrable track record of cost reduction
  • Ability to manipulate and interpret data
  • High level of Excel knowledge
  • Experience with ERP systems, SAP an advantage
  • CIPS or similar purchasing qualification desirable


Responsibilities will include:


  • Internal / external customer service levels
  • Follow the Supplier strategy for suppliers
  • Improve supplier QCD performance
  • Build total market knowledge of respective categories
  • Negotiate long term service agreements with suppliers
  • Negotiate stock holding levels at suppliers in conjunction with sales and planning teams
  • Meet and exceed target service levels
  • Improve and maintain supply chain performance KPIs
  • Work towards improvements in supplier performance
  • Aid Cost Reduction activity and deploy various tools to drive cost reduction
  • Liaise with colleagues within the Group Procurement network to maximize ideas for delivering cost reduction
  • Assist the Purchasing Manager to ensure all key suppliers are correctly assessed and are fully capable of providing the required service


This is an excellent opportunity to join a developing and growing business, offering excellent working conditions, salary and career prospects.


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